Design Associate

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Hermosa Beach, CA, USLocation:
Fri, Sep 2 '22Posted on:


Laney LA is a multidisciplinary architecture studio dedicated to collaborative craft and timeless design. The studio seeks to create work that speaks powerfully - sparking a dialogue between enduring architecture and its evolving environment. Moreover, as a place where diverse minds gather, Laney LA is committed to fostering both critical discourse and a vibrant culture. With specialties in residential, commercial, and interior architecture, the studio has created a unique architectural process - one rooted in both experience and meaning. 


The five essential responsibilities of this role are the following: 

1. Design: The Design Associate is responsible for producing exceptional design deliverables on multiple residential, commercial, and interior projects at all stages of the architectural process. 

2. Documentation: The Design Associate is responsible for producing high quality drawings and details in order to prepare mature construction sets. 

3. Client & Consultant Coordination: The Design Associate is responsible for anticipating and addressing the concerns of clients in order to support client satisfaction. The Design Associate must also effectively coordinate outside vendors, consultants, and contractors in order to support the project’s critical path. 

4. Work Plan Execution: The Design Associate is responsible for executing project plans by completing deliverables within the schedule and man hour parameters. 

5. Lead, Manage, and Accountable: The final responsibility of the Design Associate is to lead, manage, and hold accountable a team of designers. To do this well, the Design Associate must clearly comprehend the Laney LA vision and core values and commit to coaching individuals in an effort to help them go farther than they could on their own. 


We believe that a cultural fit is the highest priority. Therefore, we have outlined several items that define our studio culture. 

Laney LA shares the following five core values. 

• Designer’s Passion: We demand creative energy in all ventures 

• Servant’s Heart: We embrace the art of service 

• Rookie’s Advantage: We pursue a steep learning curve 

• Detective’s Curiosity: We demonstrate active listening 

• Warrior’s Spirit: We overcome obstacles with bravery 


• 5 - 8 years of experience in high-end, residential, commercial, and interiors projects at all phases of design and construction 

• The ability to visually communicate design through drawings, diagrams, and details with expertise and precision 

• Working knowledge of ArchiCAD, or a committed interest to learn and master it 

• Deep expertise in construction documentation 

• Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in architecture 

• Experience in the full project lifecycle 

• Excellent attention to detail 

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

• Strong leadership and self-motivation

• Strong sense of urgency for meeting weekly deadlines 

• Highly skilled technically 

• Experience with assembling highly complex drawings sets 

• Punctual & organized 

• Knowledge of California Building Codes 


• Competitive salary 

• Health & dental benefits 

• 401(K) Plan with 4% match 

• Paid vacation & holidays 

• Sick leave 

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The duties and responsibilities in this job description may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. 


How To Apply
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